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Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell Helps Secure Settlement to Improve Agency Transparency and Reduce Toxic Emissions from Industrial Facilities in Oakland, CA


Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP is proud to have partnered with the UC Berkeley Environmental Law Clinic to help Communities for a Better Environment (“CBE”), one of the nation’s preeminent environmental justice organizations, secure a settlement that will require the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (“BAAQMD”) to enhance its industrial facility risk reduction program, increase transparency in rulemaking processes, and reduce health risks from toxic industrial emissions in East Oakland, California. Firm attorneys Wil Mumby and Matt Adams worked closely with the Clinic and CBE to bring the underlying lawsuit against AB&I Foundry and BAAQMD. In addition to securing guarantees of a better public process from BAAQMD, the lawsuit put an end to AB&I’s toxic and noxious air pollution in East Oakland and nearby communities. The Firm is proud to have played a role in these important steps toward healthier air quality and environmental justice in the San Francisco Bay Area, and we look forward to continuing to support the Clinic in fostering the next generation of impactful environmental lawyers.